Detective Crispin Farrace
In October of 2021 Detective Farrace was made aware that a suspect from two of his previous Child Sexual Exploitation investigations was again engaged in solicitation of child pornography. Previously the suspect had been charged with Possession of Child Pornography, Distribution of Child Pornography, Soliciting Prostitution, and Cyber Harassment. Detective Farrace began another investigation into the suspect which included full digital forensic examinations of multiple electronic devices, IP addresses, gaming platforms, and social media networks associated with the suspect. Ultimately Detective Farrace interviewed the suspect who gave a confession to possessing the child pornography which led to the arrest and conviction of this habitual offender who exploits young children.
In June of 2021 Detective Farrace was contacted by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office for assistance in a peer-to-peer file sharing Child Pornography Distribution case. Detective Farrace was advised that a suspect was utilizing an IP address that contained 14,000 images and videos of Child Sexually Abusive Material. The IP address resolved to East Brunswick and Woodbridge Townships resulting in a continued investigation and surveillance. Due to his investigation, Detective Farrace was able to obtain a search warrant for the suspect’s residence. Through information gathered during the execution of the search warrant, Detective Farrace learned that the suspect was utilizing public Wi-Fi locations to upload, distribute, and possess images and videos of child pornography. Detective Farrace charged the suspect with Storing and Maintaining Items Depicting Sexual Exploitation or Abuse of a Child Using a File Sharing Program, Distribution of Child Pornography, and Possession of Child Pornography over 1,000 files. It should be noted that this is the 3rd largest Child Pornography Distribution case in history in the State of New Jersey.
For his determination and unwavering pursuit of individuals exploiting juvenile victims within the Township of East Brunswick and across the State of New Jersey, the East Brunswick Public Safety Department is proud to present Detective Crispin Farrace with this Distinguished Service Award.